Dental Assistant Salary by City

Dental Assistant Salary by City

Dental assistants make very different salaries depending on what city they live in. Because of factors like the cost of living, population density, population age, and general city economy, dental assistant salary can be higher or lower than the national average.

In general, larger, more prosperous cities pay higher salaries than smaller cities, though this is not always the case. More populated cities tend to have higher demand for dental assistants, so they pay a higher salary than less dense cities. There are many factors that go into establishing dental assistant salary by city, so it is a good idea to compare salaries between cities if you are making the decision of where to practice dental assisting.

Here is a list of major cities and their dental assistant salary, as well as hourly wage.

Dental Assistant Salary City to City

City Lowest Salary Median Salary Highest Salary Average Salary
Albany, NY $25,920 $36,330 $46,760 $37,430
Albuquerque, NM $22,460 $30,180 $44,460 $32,000
Anchorage, AK $30,470 $45,620 $57,390 $44,610
Ann Arbor, MI $24,760 $34,660 $47,310 $35,030
Atlanta, GA $24,610 $36,190 $53,200 $37,100
Austin, TX $27,430 $37,060 $47,750 $37,570
Bakersfield, CA $18,550 $26,980 $46,050 $29,210
Baltimore, MD $22,890 $36,910 $48,240 $36,660
Bend, OR $31,190 $36,150 $44,770 $36,610
Birmingham, AL $21,860 $32,450 $37,380 $30,760
Boise City, ID $24,190 $33,960 $43,910 $33,660
Boston, MA $30,670 $42,270 $57,460 $42,560
Boulder, CO $23,770 $35,500 $47,120 $35,400
Buffalo, NY $24,790 $29,520 $38,610 $30,510
Cedar Rapids, IA $28,790 $41,510 $47,420 $39,920
Charleston, WV $17,900 $25,560 $35,130 $25,730
Charlotte, NC $28,270 $38,630 $51,910 $39,110
Chicago, IL $20,330 $32,990 $46,520 $33,160
Cincinnati, OH $23,940 $33,150 $43,550 $33,150
Columbus, OH $23,460 $35,930 $46,230 $35,770
Dallas, TX $25,690 $35,170 $45,380 $35,270
Denver, CO $26,440 $40,890 $54,280 $40,000
Detroit, MI $19,780 $30,260 $43,990 $31,010
Fort Lauderdale, FL $23,560 $33,980 $47,660 $34,900
Fort Wayne, IN $25,770 $34,430 $45,920 $35,400
Fort Worth, TX $29,260 $35,420 $45,550 $35,950
Gainesville, FL $24,210 $35,250 $47,430 $35,590
Gary, IN $25,920 $35,670 $51,610 $36,890
Hartford, CT $32,310 $42,420 $53,620 $42,060
Honolulu, HI $21,700 $31,050 $47,010 $33,180
Houston, TX $22,150 $33,320 $44,880 $33,370
Jackson, MS $21,780 $32,550 $44,200 $32,470
Jacksonville, FL $24,930 $36,900 $47,400 $36,640
Kansas City, MO $24,260 $33,950 $45,330 $34,010
Knoxville, TN $24,620 $35,110 $45,410 $34,790
Las Vegas, NV $30,450 $36,680 $45,660 $36,760
Lincoln, NE $22,800 $38,390 $46,450 $36,630
Little Rock, AR $19,010 $27,880 $37,830 $28,190
Los Angeles, CA $23,270 $33,860 $48,130 $35,050
Memphis, TN $23,200 $32,340 $45,050 $33,290
Miami, FL $19,640 $27,100 $37,500 $28,040
Milwaukee, WI $25,860 $36,050 $46,460 $36,330
Minneapolis – St. Paul, MN $34,580 $43,840 $55,930 $44,130
Missoula, MT $19,440 $31,890 $39,200 $31,280
Mobile, AL $21,630 $29,230 $36,530 $28,980
Myrtle Beach, SC $26,100 $35,470 $46,110 $35,730
New Orleans, LA $21,940 $29,650 $37,240 $29,600
New York, NY $25,810 $35,370 $51,670 $36,670
Newark, NJ $25,340 $42,210 $56,320 $40,880
Oklahoma City, OK $19,900 $27,550 $36,910 $27,730
Orlando, FL $25,040 $31,940 $41,740 $32,550
Palm Beach, FL $25,660 $34,710 $45,560 $35,010
Philadelphia, PA $21,420 $34,370 $48,640 $34,600
Phoenix, AZ $26,430 $34,760 $45,250 $34,980
Pittsburgh, PA $20,940 $30,390 $38,410 $30,120
Portland, ME $32,140 $41,670 $47,810 $40,860
Portland, OR $31,330 $39,120 $52,020 $40,010
Rapid City, SD $22,110 $27,450 $35,980 $28,140
Reno, NV $31,320 $38,080 $46,610 $38,190
Richmond, VA $25,880 $36,010 $47,410 $36,340
Sacramento, CA $26,400 $36,000 $50,440 $37,060
Salt Lake City, UT $21,120 $27,560 $36,230 $27,920
San Antonio, TX $21,920 $30,630 $38,690 $30,580
San Diego, CA $25,320 $36,780 $51,540 $37,480
San Francisco, CA $31,240 $49,680 $60,000 $47,280
Santa Fe, NM $18,070 $34,970 $48,240 $34,050
Savannah, GA $19,070 $40,040 $47,680 $35,660
Seattle, WA $29,540 $42,580 $55,290 $42,240
Springfield, IL $21,070 $28,410 $45,820 $30,820
St. Louis, MO $24,870 $35,770 $47,100 $35,970
Tacoma, WA $27,660 $39,490 $55,060 $40,020
Topeka, KS $23,210 $30,200 $41,540 $31,250
Tucson, AZ $28,160 $35,400 $44,970 $35,810
Washington, DC $26,600 $42,400 $57,610 $41,730

Figures based on 2012 data courtesy of the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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